How important is nostalgia to pop culture? Does anyone actually care about the movie “The Blob”? All that and more on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
Do we NEED a Blob remake?
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After a short prelude we kick it off in the world of comics where DC’s Injustice series is ready to go into year four with a god-like bang. From there, it’s over to IDW where we learn about the newest Miracleman book to spring up and we close out level 1 with new Punisher news and a lengthy discussion about the relevance of The Punisher to modern audiences.
In video game industry news, Nintendo has won the console wars (for the month of February) and we tell you why no one cares. VR has taken center stage once again with tons of news from Sony and Oculus which means we get to jump into theoretical talk about what it will take VR to truly succeed in the marketplace. According to this cool article on VR I read before writing this, over in level 3, the BBC is working on a Grand Theft Auto project of their very own, The Blob is getting a remake and we finally talk about the hot mess that is the Ghostbusters franchise.
Our Epilogue this week is about nostalgia’s place in pop culture and we get way too philosophical about it. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to our show every week and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss! (firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 130: Pop Culture, Nostalgia, and You
In Comic Industry News – Injustice, Miracleman, The Punisher
In Game Industry News – Nintendo, Virtual Reality
In Entertainment News – Grand Theft Auto, The Blob, Ghostbusters
Epilogue – How important is nostalgia to pop culture and should it be?
We’re ready for another Garth Ennis Punisher title
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All about The Blob here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blob
Learn about The Punisher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punisher
Punisher Cakes!: http://justjennrecipes.com/punisher-pie-cakes/
This week in comic news (16 minutes-ish in): Lex Luthor joins the Justice League, Peter Parker get amnesia and Vertigo gets a new anthology line
In game industry news: (33 minutes-ish in) Ouya co-founder has left, Nintendo’s stock gets messed up, Value supports the Rift and Star Wars 1313 is dead
In entertainment news : (1 hr-ish in) Scarlett Johansson talks about Avenging, Sif on S.H.I.E.L.D, Mark Ruffalo wants an eco-friendly Hulk, Michael Douglas joins Ant Man as Pym, NBC talks Constantine and the Oscars may celebrate Batman
This week in Comic Industry News: Miracleman gets a reprint with Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore’s work remains in tact, Captain Marvel gets re-launched and Superior Spider-man heads towards the end, Silver Surfer get’s a new title along with Ghost Rider and Iron Patriot, everything becomes the Avengers including a new Loki title, X-men has a ton of changes ahead, Batman Eternal announced, Stephanie Brown comes back to Gotham, The Witcher comes to Dark Horse and Zack Whedon joins Firefly
In Game Industry News: ColecoVison gets a kickstarter, Gabriel Knight gets a remake, Xbox One records achievements, Spider-man 2 gets a video game, Microsoft CEO defends consoles, Square-Enix announces Kingdom Hearts 2.5, GameStop starts discounting old X-boxes and PS3s, Sony ditches the eye camera bundle for the PS4 and Square Enix teams with Indiegogo to help indy developers
In Entertainment News: Star Wars comes to Disneyland, Harrison Ford doesn’t know if he’s doing Star Wars, Game of Thrones takes a different direction, David Goyer talks about Da Vinchi’s Demons, Todd McFarlane talks about Spawn, S.H.I.E.L.D gets a full season, Breaking Bad and American Psycho become musicals, and some Michael Bay stuff happens